The Mwasi Creative Community at Sbai Palace hosts several intimate Art and Creative festivals annually.

Our goal is to pour into these creators with a space and community for exploring their craft, developing their projects and healing their soul and spirit.

Creatives give so much to the world, often receiving little in return, and the walls of Sbai Palace serves as a womb to nurture, inspire and feed them so they can recover,refuel and reset to continue offering the world their brilliance.

Taksu is a unique Balinese concept meaning charisma, spiritual power or artistic inspiration needed to truly capture eyes, minds and hearts of the audience, both human and
divine.

Taksu Cross Genre Art Festival is a bi-annual intimate art event that explores and supports individual artists and their craft, through group discussion, workshops, studio space, artist talks, collaborations, showings and performances.

Artists of all genres can submit to participate in this festival. They will each be required to give a talk around their work and present an original piece for the participants and public.

PROGRAMMING

Sunday, November 7
Artists arrive from their respective countries

Monday, November 8
10am Breakfast
11am Welcome Reception
12pm Tour of Sbai Palace + Intro Talk to set intention and purpose. Team bonding activity to build trust and collaboration
2pm Lunch
4pm ATV Rides
*Every artist will have daily 24 hour access to the Artist coworking studio

Tuesday, November 9
8am Meditation
10am Breakfast
11am Artists Talk
2pm Lunch
6pm Energy Healing group sessions
8pm Dinner
10pm Fire therapy at Fire-Pit

Wednesday, November 10
8am Meditation
10 am Breakfast
11am Artist Talk
2pm Lunch
6pm Energy Healing group sessions
8pm Dinner
10pm Fire therapy at Fire-Pit

Thursday, November 11th
10am Breakfast
11am Artist Talk
2pm Lunch
3 pm Tour of M’hamid + Camel ride to Desert
6pm Overnight Stay at the Luxury Camp

Friday, November 12th
10am Breakfast
11am Artist Talk
6pm Energy Healing group sessions
8pm Dinner
10pm Fire therapy at Fire-Pit

Saturday, November 13
10am Breakfast
11am Artist Talk
6pm Energy Healing group sessions
8pm Dinner
10pm Fire therapy at Fire-Pit

Sunday, November 14

10am Breakfast
ALL DAY Presentation of work and discussions.
7pm Sbai Palace Closing Ceremony

Thursday, November 15
Depart Sbai Palace

asopo

Asopo Creative Workshop

Asopo: “Where Africa and the Diaspora intersect artistically”

Asopo Creative Workshop, Art Residency and exhibition annually hosted in Sbai Palace, with its first installation taking place this year from November 15-28, 2021.

Asopo is a Yoruba word for “connection”. This term can also imply a soul tie, with both positive and negative connotations.

Asopo Creative Workshop
explores these ties and intersections between Continental Africans and Diasporian Africans. Asopo is a creative workshop and artist residency that aims to foster the intersectional conversation between African and Africans of the diaspora artists.

PROGRAMMING

In an intimate workshop space we discuss, debate, heal and create art, in an effort to strengthen the bridge that binds us together as people and artists.

The residency allows for a week and a half worth of dialogue, artists talks, mentoring and creation of artistic work. The work will be shown in a 4 day festival at Palais Namaskar.

Sunday, November 14
Artists Depart from their respective countries

Monday, November 15
Artists arrive Casablanca and are transported by van to the Sbai Palace
Dinner at various points correlated to arrival

Tuesday, November 16
10am Breakfast
11am Welcome Reception
12pm Tour of Sbai Palace + Intro Talk to set intention and purpose. Team bonding activity to build trust and collaboration
2pm Lunch
4pm ATV Rides

 

Wednesday, November 17
8am Meditation
10am Breakfast
11am Artists Talk
2pm Lunch
6pm Energy Healing group sessions
8pm Dinner
10pm Fire therapy at Fire-Pit 

Thursday, November 18

8am Meditation
10 am Breakfast
11am Artist Talk
2pm Lunch
6pm Energy Healing group sessions
8pm Dinner
10pm Fire therapy at Fire-Pit

Friday, November 19
10am Breakfast
11am Artist Talk
2pm Lunch
3 pm Tour of M’hamid + Camel ride to Desert
6pm Overnight Stay at the Luxury Camp

Saturday, November 20
10am Breakfast
11am Artist Talk
2pm Lunch
6pm Meditation
8pm Dinner

Sunday, November 21
10am Breakfast
11am Artists Talk
2pm Lunch
6pm Meditation
8pm Dinner

Monday, November 22
10am Breakfast
11am Artist Talk
6pm Energy Healing group sessions
8pm Dinner
10pm Fire therapy at Fire-Pit
 

Tuesday, November 23
10am Breakfast
11am Artist Talk
2pm Lunch
6pm Energy Healing group sessions
8pm Dinner
10pm Fire therapy at Fire-Pit

Wednesday, November 24
10am Breakfast
ALL DAY Presentation of work and discussions.
7pm Sbai Palace Closing Ceremony

Thursday, November 25
Depart for Palais Namaskar in Marrakech

Friday, November 26
10am Breakfast
Open day in preparation for Opening Night Exhibitions
5pm Cocktail Party & Opening Reception
8pm Dinner + After Party

Saturday, November 27
10am Breakfast
6 Artist Talks through the day beginning at noon
8pm Dinner Party with guest speakers and performance artists

Sunday, November 28
11am Sunday Brunch by the Pool
1pm Keynote speaker and Closing

POWER BLACK

POWER BLACKS was a term playfully created by Jaamil Kosoko during my Sahara Soiree for the Mwasi Creative Community, this February at Sabi Palace in M’Hamid, Morocco. We giggled and played with the power in the room amongst us all. However it could not be a more fitting term for what will now be a yearly gathering of spritis. POWER BLACK is the exact opposite of Black Power, which exist as a resistance to white supremacy. In the space of POWER BLACK there is nothing to resist. We simply sit at the center of our own story and our own power. By doing so we have reclaimed wasted energy that can fuel our recovery and gives us back time to explore our imagination to shape our future.

POWER BLACK is a gathering of Black leaders, thinkers and artists. Every single person is a star. It allows for the doers and change makers a space to be fed and inspired. There is no energy drain because every single person is pouring in and sharing of their ideas, creativity and gifts. POWER BLACK is not looking for a mythical past, while it is a body educated in what has happened, it does not sit within a framework of oppression, it is an active imagining in the present. What are we creating NOW?